Thursday, July 30, 2009

Taking My Knittin On The Road

My sweetie has decided that he doesn't feel like working a whole lot this month so we're off on a bit of a road trip. We're starting with a couple of days at the cottage and then heading both north/west and then further north to visit other friends cottages. Should be fun. I have lots of stuff to take with me including that darn log cabin blanket that doesn't want to get any bigger no matter how much I knit. I seem to be stuck on the square that is 132 stitches for 132 rows. I think I'm half way through that block but it's tough slogging. Meanwhile a finished project...

Forest Canopy Shawl

I liked this pattern so much I'm doing one more but in a lace weight yarn. What I like so much is that the instructions are both written and charted. Those who know me know that I'm a total dummy when it comes to charts. I think that part of my brain just simply doesn't work. The pattern is for a shoulder shawl and I did about 6 extra repeats because I wanted it larger. I also ran out of yarn and had to dye some more. I didn't get it quite right but it doesn't look too odd. I can't decide whether to keep it for myself or take it to Germany for my elderly aunt.

These socks in progress are knit with Noro sock yarn. I love the colors hate the way it's spun. It's a single ply yarn an has very thin and thick areas. I've had to cut some of the very thin stuff out because I don't think it will wear well. In spite of the lovely color it's not a yarn I will buy again.
The pattern is from called Broadripple and is easy to memorize.

And last but not least, I found a lovely sock yarn in pretty colors that I'm anxious to start. I haven't decided on a pattern yet but they may end up just plain vanilla.

So that's it for now. There will be no Internet access where we are going so for the next ten or twelve days or so I'm out of the loop...ciao for now

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Blogger Rudee said...

The shawl is beautiful. I've been hunting for a shawl pattern for my laceweight prism. Since the color is called The Woodlands, maybe Forest Canopy is the perfect pattern.

July 31, 2009 at 12:23 AM  
Blogger Rositta said...

Rudee, it's a wonderfully easy pattern and my lace shawl is coming along. Not nearly on the same scale as the one you just finished and for which I'm certain a blue ribbon is in the cards...

July 31, 2009 at 11:19 AM  

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